Jo Miller

Jo Miller, a women’s leadership speaker and founding editor of, has hosted the NEW Leadership Academy webinar series since 2013.

If you want to move beyond your current role, you need to think beyond your to-do list.
Imagine you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the straight-up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.
You’re standing at the front of the room, speaking with conviction and commanding attention, when suddenly someone interjects, interrupting mid-presentation. In the blink of an eye you’ve lost control. Someone has hijacked your meeting.
This blog’s headline is not “Dealing with difficult people.” It’s about “difficult conversations.” Don’t think there’s a difference? Then you might find some surprises here.  
"Are white women and women of color really allies?” "What are the differences in the issues that each face in the workplace?” "How can we forge greater collaboration between white women and women of color?”
Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately?
Earlier his year, I had the pleasure of working with Robert Solomon, the Network of Executive Women’s Director of Talent Development, on a NEW Leadership Academy webinar. He said this: "Develop and empower others. If you cannot be replaced, you cannot be promoted.”
Want to advance your career? Knowing the difference between a manager and a leader will help.
An emerging leaders asks, "I had my midyear review and received feedback that I am not perceived as being aggressive enough. They would like me to be more aggressive, push back and challenge my leaders’ ideas.
Have you ever wondered if playing the game of office politics is necessary to be successful?